I absolutely love this oil. It is light and like most natural oils, a little goes a long way. I use it morning and night and even during the day if my skin feels dry. This is a fabulous oil with excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients.
If you are concerned about skin health, using organic vegan products, and don't want to break the bank...then this oil is just what you are looking for.
Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
The results obtained by Perega and Horst revealed that the continuous application of rosehip oil effectively attenuated scars and wrinkles, helped to halt the advancement of premature aging, and restored the natural colour and tone to the skin.1
It was first thought that the ability of rosehip oil to aid in skin regeneration was due to its high content of unsaturated essential fatty acids. These acids are important for healthy skin, especially when consumed in a healthy and balanced diet as they make up the components of cell membranes, and are precursors for prostaglandins. However, Drs. Pareja and Kehl, identified trans-retinoic acid (a precursor to tretanoin) as the component in rosehip oil that was responsible for the excellent results in this study.
In a different study, specifically researching the benefits of topical trans-retinoic acid on melanogenisis, (the production of melanin in the skin), it was found that trans-retinoic acid did not have a significant effect. "The results suggested that RA [does not have] direct inhibitory effects on melanogenesis of melanocytes", however, it was found to "[promote]... keratinocytes proliferation and acceleration of epidermal turnover".2
These results support the previous 1988 work of Drs. Parega and Kehls. and reveal that rosehip oil may assist skin cells to renew themselves via increase epidermal turnover.
Certified Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract
There is more to this ingredient, however. Here are the details:
- Anti-inflammatory: One of the main things that ages our skin is inflammation, which can be caused by a number of things, including the sun, diet, and exposure to toxins. Pomegranate seed oil has a unique polyunsaturated acid called “punicic acid”—an omega 5 fatty acid—that has strong anti-inflammatory powers.
- Antioxidant protection: Just like the pomegranate fruit is prized for its high antioxidant content, the seed oil provides remarkable antioxidant protection. By fending off damaging free radicals, the oil keeps skin looking healthy day after day. It can also provide some protection against sun exposure. So strong are these protective effects that a 2003 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that pomegranate seed oil significantly decreased the incidence of skin cancer in mice exposed to cancer-causing chemicals.
- Moisturization: Like most natural oils, pomegranate seed oil also hydrates skin, penetrating easily and deeply to create lasting, healthy moisture. It’s perfect for all types of skin, even acne-prone skin.
- Soothing: Pomegranate seed oil provides soothing, hydrating relief for those with extra dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, and sunburned skin. As it is anti-inflammatory it calms redness and irritation, while the natural moisturisers hydrate, and the regenerative properties help heal wounds and restore skin health.
Certified Organic Olive Oil
1. Antioxidant ProtectionOlive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light.4 Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.5
For more information on the benefits of Olive Oil and Pure Olive Oil soap read my article on Pure Olive Oil soap
I believe that like me, you and your skin will love this Natural Organic Oil. It is very reasonably priced at only $25 for a generous 50ml.
2. (J Dermatol Sci. 2001 Aug;27 Suppl 1:S68-75.Effects of all-trans retinoic acid on melanogenesis in pigmented skin equivalents and monolayer culture of melanocytes.Yoshimura K1, Tsukamoto K, Okazaki M, Virador VM, Lei TC, Suzuki Y, Uchida G, Kitano Y, Harii K.
3. Muhammad Nadeem Asiam, “Pomegranate as a cosmeceutical source: Pomegranate fractions promote proliferation and procollagen synthesis and inhibit matrix metalloproteinase-1 production in human skin cells,” Journal of Ethnopharmacology, February 20, 2006, 103(3):311-318, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105005271.
4. Ruta Ganceviciene, Aikaterini I. Liakou, Athanasios Theodoridis, Evgenia Makrantonaki, and Christos C. Zouboulis. Skin anti-aging strategies.Dermatoendocrinol. Jul 1, 2012; 4(3): 308-319. doi: 10.4161/derm.22804.
5. D’Angelo S, Ingrosso D, Migliardi V, et al. Hydroxytyrosol, a natural antioxidant from olive oil, prevents protein damage induced by long-wave ultraviolet radiation in melanoma cells. Free Radic Biol Med. 2005 Apr 1;38(7):908-18.
“Health benefit of pomegranate juice on prostate cancer and the heart,” Harvard Health Publications, April 2007, http://www.health.harvard.edu/press_releases/health-benefit-of-pomegranate-juice.
Stephen Daniells, “Pomegranate seed oil may prevent diabetes: Study,” Nutraingredients, August 26, 2009, http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Pomegranate-seed-oil-may-prevent-diabetes-Study.
Kristie Leong, “The Benefits of Pomegranate Oil for Skin Aging,” Yahoo Voices, June 12, 2009, http://voices.yahoo.com/the-benefits-pomegranate-oil-skin-aging-3473693.html?cat=69.
“New Research Shows Pomegranate Seed Oil’s Benefits as a Skin Treatment,” send2press, August 16, 2006, http://www.send2press.com/newswire/2006-08-0816-003.shtml.